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security measures facing every passenger flying to america from 14 high-risk nations, those nations are considered sponsors of terrorism or countries of interest by the transportation security administration. the new rules take effect this morning. our homeland security correspondent jean mene meserve live. >> reporter: all passengers on flights heading into the united states will be subject to random screening, and those flying in from certain countries will be required to go through enhanced screenings, such as full-body pat-downs, carry on bag searches, full body scanning and explosive detection swabs, this according to a new security directive issued by the transportation security administration, and now in effect. the countries include those that are officially listed by the state department as sponsoring terrorism, those are cuba, sudan, syria and iran. a list of another ten countries of interest was developed by the state department, department of homeland security, and intelligence agencies. it includes afghanistan, algeria, iraq, lebanon, libya, nigeria, pakistan, saudi ara
us now. a humbling moment there. you see it for one of the most admired athletes in america in his playing days. why come clean now? >> it's because of a gig he's about to partake. you know, what's interesting about this, another iconic player coming forward. it makes you wonder how many more are out there. 70 home runs and one record-breaking season. a super human performance that left a lot of people wondering if he was getting a boost from banned substances. now, the former all-star says it's time to set the record straight, sort of. >> i've let a lot of people down, it doesn't feel good. >> reporter: during an emotional interview, the former slugger finally admitting what many had suspected, he used steroids. >> it was the era that we played in. i wish i never played in that era. i wish we had drug testing. >> reporter: that era included an epic battle with sammy sosa. the home run race during the 1998 season that captivated the country and ended with mcgwire breaking the single season record set by roger marris. >> it's absolutely amazing. it's, you know, it's just, it blows m
of 2009. the best political team is fanned out across america to see how you are feeling the morning after. >>> the world's largest carmaker recalling another 1.1 million vehicles this morning. toyota owners now flooding phone lines at dealerships with demands for new cars. rental car companies now pulling thousands of camrys and corollas off their lots and it's leading many to wonder how the reeling auto company will recover from a pr nightmare. >>> plus day four of "the stimulus project" we're going to fedford, nebraska, population 168 and home of a new bridge funded by the stimulus. was it money well spent. >>> we ge gin with president obama's first state of the union address. it was part pep rally, part counter attack in a bid to rebid the hearts of many middle class voters who have been underwhemed and overburdened. >> i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession. a financial system on the virginia of collapse and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warn that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so we acted.
. >> john, you're making fun of me. this will show how america has changed -- >> all those forms? >> no, it's ten little questions. there are forms in spanish and also vietnamese. it tries to count every single person in america, and john mk -- there is money and power at stake. >> not a broadway show, but a national tour sponsored by the u.s. government to get america ready for the 2010 census. >> it will have enormous impact on communities all across america. >> gary locke heads up the agency that's supposed to count every single person in america. >> it's the responsibility of every single person in america, whether they're registered as a voter or not, or even whether or not they're a national u.s. citizen. >> the government is spending more than $340 million, including a massive ad campaign in 28 languages to get people to fill out this census form. at stake, power and money. congressional seats are doled out depending on a state's population, and so is $4 billion in federal funding. >> if you want your fair share, be counted, because this is money for schools, human services, for medi
sign on some of the most popular vehicles in america. eight models are affected, all were recalled just six days ago because the accelerator can get stuck in a partly depressed position, or it may return too slowly to an idle position. >> it's so unusual, it's not just a recall, which is expensive, they're actually going to stop selling some of their most popular models. >> reporter: the rav 46789, corolla, matrix, highlander, tundra and is a coy ya. in a statement, toyota said helping ensure the confidence in toyota are very important to our company, this action is necessary until a remedy is finalized. all of the vehicles are made in north america. plants in indiana, texas, kentucky and canada. toyota says rather than immediately stopping production, it will keep assembly lines running until next week to allow time to notify suppliers, and then it will fix all vehicles. >> whether they lose their customers is really what's totally at stake here. it's clear they have a problem, it's clear they have a quality problem, and what will define how well they rebound is how well they handle th
that the democratic party trumps everything in america, it's got to be -- it's got to do what's right for america. >> reporter: and you as a republican would say the same? >> i'd say precisely the same. >> reporter: both men say brown's election proves just that. he has an independent streak. what do you hope president obama will say in his state of the union? >> i hope he says we want to reach out to all people in the process and come up with a product not only on health care but on foreign policy and others that will work for america. >> reporter: and actually do it. >> well, i hope he smiles and says i hear you. i hear you loud and clear, and that we're going to direct our policies accordingly. >> reporter: so is it possible for civility at least to return to washington? congressman johnson hopes people in both parties seize the day. he says if they don't, we're doomed. john? >> all right, carol costello this morning. thanks. >>> are you fed up with the anger? sound off on the story at cnn.com/amfix this morning. >>> all right. it's half past the hour right now, it's time for the top stories.
acosta. it's such an irony, ted kennedy's dying wish was to see america's health care system overhauled and the seat goes to a republican who has completely different ideas. >> reporter: that's right, john. and democrats may hope that what happened in massachusetts stays in massachusetts, but that is not going to be the case if a remember in scott brown can campaign across this state saying he will vote against health care reform in what is a very liberal state, obviously the signs for the democrats, not good, coming up in these midterm elections as this campaign goes on, john. and scott brown said some very interesting things last night. he essentially took all the independents in the state who were very worried about president obama's agenda and put them in the back of his pickup truck that he talked about so often during this campaign and drove them to victory. he talked last night about how this is the people's seat, not ted kennedy's seat, throwing a bone to all those folks in massachusetts who really bristled at the idea that this was holding on to ted kennedy's seat for the democ
, germany, new zealand, lux many burg and the united states of america. >>> and looking out for scams in the economic downturn. >> otherwise reasonable people are falling victim to these things. especially fake check scams. >> i keep getting e-mails that i've been sent $1 million from people i've never heard of. >> you wire me a check and i'll wire a bit of it back. i promise it's lee jit. first of all, you could get these government scams, look, i'll help you get stimulus money. you just give me a bit of money and i'll help you navigate the process. caution. there is no program to help you get government cash to pay your bills. they're targeting small business as well. be careful if anybody is telling you that they can sell you access to government money. also for job hunters, pay a fee, we'll help you get a job. here's the job for you, you just need to pay for your credit check. give us all your bank information, your social security number, pay us the fee and we'll get you a job. wrong. they just want access to your financial information and they want your money. there's no job at
america at home. >> it now turns out our intelligence community knew of other red flags, that al qaeda in the arabian peninsula sought not only to strike american targets in yemen but the united states itself. >> reporter: facing criticism, the president promised to do better and do it quickly, ordering his security team to complete detailed reviews this week, and saying new security measures would be announced within days. and for now, that security team is intact. no one fired, and no one offering to resign. but some key players are feeling the pressure. homeland security secretary janet napolitano, director of national intelligence dennis blair, director of the national counterterrorism center michael leiter and leon panetta. for now the president is not answering questions about their future and the white house only saying he remains confident in his team. and, kiran, i asked the president after a statement whether he thought anyone should lose their job over these gross failures he's been talking about. he did not respond. but his aides are telling me that he's going to hold the c
that happen. go back to sleep america. the oil crisis is over. i don't think so. our economy is bleeding billions for foreign oil... importing nearly 70% - much of it from countries that don't like us. that's billions we should use to create american jobs. we have plenty of american natural gas, to power our trucks and bus fleets. it's cheaper, cleaner, abundant, and it's ours. we've had our wake up call. it's time to act. >>> i'm very sad. because a lot of people died. a lot of people are suffering. i'm very sad because my country is in great difficult. but i'm very happy also to see how the world is with us, is helping us. >> 15 minutes after the hour, we're tracking the recovery efforts on the ground in haiti and as aid really starts to pour into the airport in port-au-prince this morning, the problem is getting it to people. roads remain blocked, there's still almost no heavy equipment to clear the rubble. world vision has been in haiti for more than 30 years. dave toycen, i know you choppered in just recently from the dominican republic. you've been in the aid business for 35 years.
the christmas day bombing suspect is that he had a u.s. visa, allowing him to board a plane to america at any time. but that crucial detail was never included in a cable about him sent to the national counterterrorism center in washington. now cnn has learned the state department is ordering american embassies around the world to change their procedures. any time embassies send these cables with information about suspicious individuals they must answer the question, does that person have a u.s. visa. starting now, that will be required. information that the bombing suspect did have a visa was available in government databases, but someone would have to be worried enough about him to search for it. in another attempt to shut down loopholes, the state department is considering automatic notification of airlines when someone's u.s. visa has been revoked. right now, department staff may or may not notify an airline of that fact. congress, too, is clamoring for quicker trigger to deny more visas and put more people on watch lists. current standards require reasonable suspicion based on facts that
investment in america's infrastructure since the interstate highway system was created. >> all this week cnn is following the money trail as part of the stimulus project. is uncle sam spending your dollars wisely. a brand-new cnn research corporation poll shows most people seem to approve of how washington is spending the money. 62% of those asked approve of spending dollars on mass transit, only 36% disapprove. >> tim geithner trying to set the record state about the stimulus. christine romans had a chance to sit down exclusively with tim geithner yesterday. >> he kept trying to push forward to job, get on the president's message. this was a very solid, solid performance by the treasury secretary trying to show that he is confident and that he is proud of the decisions he made. i asked him many times how can he be an effective steward of the president's policies and the president's agenda with so many still second guessing his moves during the bailouts. >> i will carry for my life the burdens and decisions we made in that context. as i said yesterday and said consistently, and i think the r
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'll be trying to convince middle class america that he really does feel their pain. suzanne malveaux joins us at the white house. when we talk about a freeze on discretionary spending, explain what part of the government we're talking about in the government. >> reporter: it's interesting the pie eating contest and diet analogy there. the obama administration says it's a freeze on discretionary spending for three years, that does not include the department of homeland security or veterans affairs, they're hoping to save $250 billion in that time period. kiran, this is a very controversial proposal. we heard from the former labor secretary under president clinton that says this is the wrong thing to do, that the government should be spending in the short term to stimulate the economy when nobody else is. there are some republicans who say this doesn't go far enough. there's some liberal left who are saying this is going to cut into valuable programs. so clearly the one thing that this is going to do is that it's going to move this white house closer to the right. that is those fiscally-conserv
in america. >> reporter: an orphanage in haiti where 25 small children were living and sleeping outdoors because of the partial collapse of the orphanage. two sisters from pittsburgh that run the orphanage were gravely concerned that the adoptions would be postponed indefinitely. >> their paperwork was in government offices downtown and their offices are all crumbled. so, that's what they need. all those papers are what they need to be able to get a passport and a visa and go live somewhere else. >> even if the paperwork were there, most of the people who would do anything about it are under the rubble, too. >> reporter: now, two days after we aired our story surprising but good news. the adoption process rapidly expedited and six of the children given approval to start their new lives with their parents in the united states. getting ready to fly on an air force c-17 to go to the u.s. then there is claudia and little ethan and littler jenna, the tiniest of the group. 13-year-old gertrude is the speaker. i asked my speaker to ask if she knew who her new mom is. >> reporter: indeed, meliss
, a dangerous winter weather system that has two-thirds of america in its bone chilling grip. in georgia, a rare sight, up to an inch of snow giving highway guard rails a workout. it was warmer in fairbanks alaska yesterday than atlanta. imagine that. and road crews having a hard crew clearing drifts off the highways and in overland park, kansas, kiteboarding got you there faster than any car could. martin savage is in st. louis where they're racing to get people off the streets and into shelters. we begin with rob marciano in memphis, tennessee, where there have already been casualties because of the by thor cold. >> reporter: we've reached out to authorities, it is much, much colder. windchills at minus 3 with an actual temperature of 10 degrees. if anybody was outside trying to survive this kind of weather they likely didn't last too long. there are shelters up and they've taken the precautions they need to to help people through this unusual and in some cases unprecedented cold snap in memphis. just yesterday alone, seeing snowfall on buhl street, and the cold continues to be the big story.
these other hospitals. the "comfort" has to have, you know, places in the united states and latin america to push these patients on to. john? >> the relief effort keeps on-ramping up every day, and it's good to see it accelerating, and certainly the arrival of that name is a real comfort. hence the name, i guess. >> reporter: yeah. >> chris lawrence, thanks so much. stay with us, in 20 minutes' time we'll find out the biggest challenges facing rescuers in haiti. lieutenant commander bill strickland and james mcpherson will update us on what's going on now. >> they had that amazing rescue of the 69-year-old woman yesterday, they were able to make that happen. we'll check in on how she's doing as well. still ahead, our coverage from haiti continues. what caused such widespread devastation in port-au-prince, we'll be looking at the lax building standards and if anything can be salvaged. if not, when does the rebuilding start? once upon a time, mutual funds promised to simplify investing. what happened? i used to ask my broker for advice. funny how the "best" funds always turned out to be his
. that's happening now. america's most dependable 3g network. bringing you the first and only wireless 4g network. right now get a free 3g/4g device for your laptop. sprint. the now network. deaf, hard-of-hearing and people with speech disabilitie. >>> we're back with more of our special coverage of the breaking news in haiti as the world begins to learn the extent of the devastation there. the web and social networks are connecting people during this disaster, it's become a virtual bulletin board. like so many walls in new york city after 9/11, desperate people hoping and praying that their loved ones are still alive. we're monitoring all of the stories and messages coming in, bringing you video that you just have to see. good morning, errol, what are we learning today? >> reporter: i can tell you right now, according to one of our ireporters who runs the global orphan project at this hour there are still more than 300 orphans missing. his name is reverend luis st. jamar he's uploaded dramatic video we'll show you now, walking around the make shift aid centers there in haiti. we've got s
be the man now directly in operational control day to day, ordering new plans for new attacks against america. john? >> barbara starr for us this morning at the pentagon. thanks so much. >>> well the obama administration is refocusing on what has been issue number one all along, the economy. the white house says the president's first state of the union address on wednesday night will be all about putting the middle class back to work. many critics are saying the president took his eye off the ball for too long, and last week's election in massachusetts may have been a wake-up call. z suzanne malveaux is live at the white house this morning. >> reporter: they're trying to regroup after last week. we saw top visadvise advisers hitting the political shows saying the president now is focusing on what americans say is the number one priority, that is creating jobs. they say that the president is going to focus on that, it is going to be the centerplace of his state of the union address on wednesday. and, kiran, they're also trying to make the argument here that the president has not been lackluste
, from gmc. with roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> we're monitoring the latest information out of haiti. our coverage continues in just a few minutes. kiran? >> john, thanks. right now it's 25 minutes past the hour. what happens tomorrow in massachusetts could affect the entire nation. president obama's entire future domestic agenda as well. it's why he was in boston yesterday trying to recapture the energy from his 2008 campaign. voters are choosing between democrat martha coakley and republican scott brown. they're fighting for the seat of that of the late ted kennedy. he held that seat for 46 years. but now there's no guarantee, even in new england, known as the bluest of the blue, that a democrat will actually fill it. jim acosta is following the critical race for us live from boston this morning. so people there have been inundated with tv ads. it's really coming down to the wire. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, kiran, any sign of big political weakness for the president, democrats are scrambling to hold on to ted kenn
efficient car company in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. >>> welcome back to the most news in the morning. haiti's capital of port-au-prince was rocked by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake yesterday. the red cross says 3 million people have been affected. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is pledging that the united states will lend support as quickly as possible. let's listen. >> we're still gathering information about this catastrophic earthquake, the point of impact, its effect on the people of haiti. the united states is offering our full assistance to haiti and to others in the region. we will be providing both civilian and military disaster relief and humanitarian assistance, and our prayers are with the people who have suffered, their families and their loved ones. >> and that was our secretary of state sending out the message that we will help. the people of haiti have been barely hanging on as it is and clearly they didn't need the challenge of yet another natural
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